2020-07-27 10:15:00

Russian metropolitan is ready to become a volunteer for a coronavirus vaccine trial

Moscow, July 27, Interfax - Head of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion said that he would agree to become a volunteer to test the COVID-19 vaccine.

"I would agree," the hierarch replied to the corresponding question on air Church and the World program on Rossiya-24 TV channel.

According to the metropolitan, the sooner these trials are completed the better, as the risk of infecting with coronavirus is still high. "The numbers tell us that people die every day," the Russian Orthodox Church official said, adding that we should value each day.